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Quote: Originally Posted by dasai So, for about 2 years, I've been wearing an early-1950s vintage U.S. Navy peacoat, size 38. It fits me all right, but it's always been slightly too long and too wide in the shoulders (I'm a true 37). Today at the local secondhand clothing shop, I spotted a size 36 from around the same time period. Aside from the usual problems affecting a garment so old (small rip in lining, buttonholes needing re-stitching, buttons...
Quote: Originally Posted by VictorC Oh i wasnt implying i wash it myself. Yes i was just enquiring would you get your coat washed when recieving second hand, and you gave the answer i was looking for. Yes i think i will take it too the dry cleaners to get the minor repairs done, which should cost about £17 altogether with a wash of the coat too. Doesnt sound too bad price! Although ive worn the coat several times with the odour, which isnt really bad,...
Quote: Originally Posted by bb714 I have a new Sterlingwear Authentic 34R for sale. Someone got it for me for Christmas, but I already have one. PM if interested! There is a buy/sell thread in the Streetwear and Denim section. You might post your coat there.
Quote: Originally Posted by Nogo How did they alter the waist? Did they take fabric from the back portion or the side/front portion? I want to get mine altered also but the back's tight enough as it is :/ Normally the seamstress will remove fabric equally from both sides of center. You could, however, tell her about the fit, and she could take fabric only from the front side of the coat.
Quote: Originally Posted by BrineShrimp Out of curiosity, what are the differences between the Sterlingwear current issue military peacoat and the civilian authentic version? Are there any differences? Both have 6 buttons showing. The civilian authentic is a 24 oz. 80/20 wool/nylon blend. The current issue is 100% wool, and I believe, but not sure, that it is a 24 oz. weight. It certainly doesn't feel as heavy as my 32 oz. Kersey...
Quote: Originally Posted by VictorC Yes my vintage had the right pocket interfered with by a stray button as well and the pocket is sewn together. When i put my hand in the pocket i have to spread my fingers like the Dr spock greeting from star trek, around the button. Also the button holes thread is loose and the buttons could i feel easily slip out of the hole as well. The holes are so big that the coat chest is actually larger than it should be by...
Quote: Originally Posted by Potatowned Just picked up my first vintage peacoat. its a 1968 Pembroke Inc. military spec. Overall, I am pretty pleased with it. It's very thick and the wool is beautiful. I have a few questions: - How many buttons should it have? On the chest, there are the 3 buttons on the left and the 3 buttons on the right. However, on the right side (if I am wearing the coat), there is a buttonhole, seemingly to fasten the...
Quote: Originally Posted by stalinkipz nvm..it fits horribly i giveup im going to return it You know, Stalin, you just haven't filled out yet. You are probably 16 or 17 with a slim build and trying to wear a coat that is made for guys older than you with a bigger build. When I was your age, I had a similar build, but just a bit larger. I filled out, and so will you, in a year or so--as soon as you start college. My take is this: The...
Quote: Originally Posted by Lupo Is it possible to alter a peacoat...make it slimmer? or is it easier to widen a peacoat? A tailor can make it smaller without much trouble. If you need to widen it an inch or less, the buttons can be moved, but it may look a bit off kilter. _____ Edit note: That's a cool sweater, Gradstudent; thanks for the link. They also have other UK items. Haven't bought from them before, but have heard of them. ...
Quote: Originally Posted by louie_jack6 What's an appropriate length for a pea coat? I just got an Authentic from Sterlingware, and I'm okay with the fit and sleeve length, but I can't tell if it's too long on me. Thanks for any help. It should cover your butt. A couple of inches longer than that is OK. If it hits you at mid thigh it is too long.
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